Use the mini-break to find your fit. Here's how to dress for a long weekend
Words: Lindo Buthelezi
The end of March is shutdown for summer in Mzansi. Sad? Yes, but thankfully there is a mini vacay to ease us into winter. With four whole days at your disposal, the prospect of things to do and places to see and be seen are endless. So whether the month-end celebrations will be in your hometown or perhaps a distant local city, the beach or even the bush, make sure your weekend style is on point with only the freshest selection of our transitional favourites.
Build your best long-weekend looks using:
● Utility inspired gear. Which brings with it camo prints, cargo pants and the perennial trench coats and bombers.
● Shiny metallics and vinyl. The ultimate party starter items for the cooler season.
● Velour and sheer. The glam texture twins are back again for round two.
● Rodeo. The traditional cowgirl style built with studded accessories, bold prints and a western attitude.
Now, if you've decided to take a sho't left to Jozi or a right to the Berg, here's where you'll find all that you need to make Insta worthy #ootd, #ootn and #Superbme posts.
If the plan for this long weekend involves chasing sun-rises and glimpses of all four-legged members of the big five, then you'll do well to include this season's much-loved camos and khaki's to your weekender. Gear up in fifty shades of dark greens and creams, combats and all forms of comfortable utility wear, fit for your surroundings and perfect for your much needed R&R session in the bush.
Take to the town this weekend in statement staples from head to toe. Whichever city centre you're caught on camera in come month end, make sure you're only seen in the ultimate glam uniform for summer's shutdown weekend. Treat your footsteps to stylish dailyfriday glittery sock boots and create a stir in vintage vinyl and the colour that's got everybody talking – the one and only fierce and fiery red.
The calendar may have confirmed the ending of the long summer days but there is yet not a single guarantee that the warmer days are completely behind us. This happily means that there is still room for yet another swimsuit, mirrored sunnies and sheer skirt before the winter chill breaks in. If the beachside is your long awaited weekend destination, we sure hope that the weather and water are warm enough to allow long swims and beachside lounging, but if that's not the case, your Missguided velvet swimsuit will effortlessly spin off as an autumn friendly bodysuit.
Going away is never mandatory, nor always an option, as not even the longest weekend of the year offers sufficient time for appearances in all of Paris, the wild, wild west and Tuesday back at your desk. So, if time and your budget don't allow for some serious globe-trotting, bring the world to you through your closet selection. Add a western touch to your look and change the vibe of your familiar surroundings. Trust us, this simple change will be as good as any bougie break.